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Denied: In a vote by the membership at Country Club at Rochester (N.Y.), an invitation to host the 2020 U.S. Senior Women’s Open, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported. Rochester enjoyed a lengthy history with women’s golf, having played host to the LPGA tour for 38 years, ending in 2014. The inaugural U.S. Women’s Open was played at Country Club of Rochester in 1953 and won by Betsy Rawls, who would become a World Golf Hall of Fame member. The USGA played its inaugural Senior Women’s Open during the past summer at Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton, Ill., where England’s Laura Davies won the title. In 2019, the tournament will be played at Pine Needles in Southern Pines, N.C.

Announced: By the Symetra Tour, that the Women’s All Pro Tour will serve as a feeder tour for the developmental tour, which operates in a similar capacity for the LPGA. The WAPT will host five tournament series, each of which consists of two 72-hole championships, to total 10 events in 2019. The top two players in each of the five series will receive an exemption into select Symetra Tour events. The Symetra Tour has not announced its 2019 schedule.